Covid Scotland: Edinburgh's trams are to resume full timetable for the first time in almost 16 months

Trams in the city are to resume a full service timetable for the first time in almost 16 months.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 2:29 pm

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From Monday 7 June services will operate from every seven minutes throughout the day.

With the majority of Scotland entering Level 1 next week, demand for tram travel is expected to continue to rise.

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Trams on Princes Street PIC: Ian Georgeson

Ticket Inspectors are back on duty so the public are being encouraged to buy a ticket, validate their smartcard or activate their mticket before boarding, otherwise the £10 on-board fare will apply.

Operators reminded customers to follow travel guidance and adhere to recommended Covid-19 precautions at all times.

The service was drastically reduced at the height of the pandemic and lockdown precautions.

Services to the city centre commence at 5am from Gyle Centre and 6.18am from Edinburgh Airport. Services to Edinburgh Airport commence at 5.30am from York Place. Full route services to the city centre terminate at 10.48pm from Edinburgh Airport. Full route services to Edinburgh Airport terminate at 11.30pm from York Place.

More information on journey planning can be found at

Lea Harrison, Managing Director of Edinburgh Trams said: “Resuming our normal timetable doubles the services we were previously operating and will help customers feel more comfortable when travelling.

“We’re still urging customers to respect the Scottish Government’s guidance when travelling by public transport, which includes wearing a face covering (unless exempt) and maintaining 1m physical distancing, wherever possible."

He added: “If you think the tram is too busy, please wait for the next one.”

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